It is illegal to obstruct a road, verge or pavement without a licence.
Obstructions are objects which have been illegally put there or overhang a road or pavement.
If the obstruction is causing a danger, please call the police on 101 or 999.
If you think the vehicle has been left without an owner see our Abandoned vehicles page.
If something has been spilt then see our Spillages on roads page.
Under the Highways Act 1980 and the New Roads and Streetworks Act 1991, we have a duty to license the placing of skips, scaffolds, hoarding and building materials on a road. In most cases licences require that these items are placed so they don't cause an obstruction. In some cases, however, this is impossible, and not all obstructions will be classed as unauthorised.
We have also adopted a policy for the display of goods and advertising on roads and footpaths that actively discourages placing goods and advertising on roads and pavements, in order to minimise the nuisance and danger they may cause.